Rockin' Out: Popular Music in the USA
Proceeds from the assumption that music is always a social indicator; that is, it tells us something about the world around us. It responds to, mirrors, and influences the society in which we live. This social history is organized chronologically around themes and issues which explicate the connection between music and other social processes.
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